The university’s educational programs range from Liberal Arts, History, and Economics to Science and Engineering in a total of 11 fields, all programmed into 17 Colleges. At Nankai University there are a total of 61 Undergraduate, 116 Masters, 75 Doctoral and 13 Post-doctoral programs. Under the full support of the Central Government’s Ministry of Education, Nankai University operates 13 Science Research Centers aimed at fostering highly educated and trained individuals.
Nankai University is set on a beautiful campus on 1.5 million m2 of land located in the city of Tianjin, the third largest city in China and neighboring Beijing. The school’s libraries also preserve over 3 million books and references.
About the College of Chinese Language and Culture
In 1954, Nankai University became one of only a few Chinese higher educational institutes to start admitting international students. Throughout the past 50 years of teaching Chinese language to foreign students, Nankai University has educated more than 10,000 students from over 70 countries. Returning home from Nankai, many of those students have taken responsibilities in highly important positions in their respective countries in political, economic, cultural, or educational fields. Many of them have benefited a great deal from learning the Chinese language and culture at Nankai.
With foreign students ever increasing in numbers, Nankai University established the Center for Chinese Language Education in 1985. The Center was promoted to the College of Chinese Language and Culture after receiving official recognition from the State Board of Education.
Naturally, the College of Chinese Language and Culture has become the center of international student education at Nankai University. In 2002 the College of Chinese Language and Culture of Nankai was ranked 5th in the list of best educational training institutes for foreign students in Chinese language after being evaluated by the Central Government Ministry of Education .
Since 1982 the College of Chinese Language and Culture has developed and accumulated advanced teaching methods through active exchange programs with the University of Minnesota in the United States, the University of Montreal in Canada, and the University of Aichi in Japan.
The College of Chinese Language and Culture was designated by the Central Government as a testing site of Chinese proficiency, HSK, and as a testing site of the Certificate of Chinese Language Instructor for International Students. Every year in May, July and December, HSK test are taken place at the Nankai University College of Chinese Language and Culture. Also in every August the test for Chinese Language Instructor is held at the university.
The college boasts advanced modern facilities with powerful teacher group, since it has 51 Chinese language teachers, of whom 6 are Professors, 20 are associate Professors and 23 lecturers. Forty faculty members are at the teaching front in The College of Chinese Language and Culture. The incumbent Dean of the college, Dr. Shi Feng is a nationally renowned linguist particularly in the field of Applied Linguistics.